LaLa & Carmelo Anthony Separate
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Just hours after it was confirmed that Carmelo Anthony got into a heated exchange with Kevin Garnett over comments Garnett made about LaLa, the whispers about Carmelo and LaLa’s marriage being on the rocks are getting incredibly louder. According to reports, after some intense action on the basketball court, Garnett allegedly told Carmelo that LaLa “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.” The comment infuriated Carmelo, rightfully so, and he told Kevin Garnett that he would see him after the game. Anthony stayed true to his word and walked up to the Boston Celtics’ team bus to no avail, as security prevented him from getting on the bus to confront Garnett.
As we reported yesterday, the comment was insulting, but it probably burned a lot more because it’s been said for a while now that Carmelo and LaLa’s marriage is on the rocks. We told you we weren’t sure how true the gossip is, but now it appears that more reports are coming out about these two.
According to the New York Daily News, Carmelo and LaLa have been separated for two months. Here’s the report:
“Your… wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios,” Garnett told Anthony in a heated Eastern Conference game at Madison Square Garden, according to the website Black Sports Online.
Garnett’s slight came off as offensive and tasteless to Melo, who is having marital problems, a source told the Daily News.
Garnett and Anthony had to be separated on court and both were hit with technical fouls. But the insult left Anthony so upset he sought out Garnett after the 102-96 Knicks loss, apparently to settle the score.
An infuriated Anthony yelled at Garnett outside the Celtics’ locker room immediately after the game. He then tried to confront Garnett later as the Celtics were boarding their team bus to leave the Garden.
Garden security, five NYPD cops and Knicks coach Mike Woodson raced to defuse a potentially volatile scene at the midtown arena.
Anthony and his wife have been living apart for at least two months, and La La rang in the New Year without him in Miami’s South Beach, the source said.
Neither LaLa nor Carmelo have said anything about the reports or denied that they are separated. But the more these reports pop up and their camp continues to stay silent, the more we’re starting to think there could be some truth to the rumors.